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Old 12-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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does fedora have a package that provides "say" speech synthesizer used in MAC OS X

Does Fedora have a package that provides the "say" speech synthesizer which is used in MAC OS X.
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On Fedora you can use festival. if it's not installed (as root):
yum install festival
You can then say something with, for example:
echo "This is a test" | festival --tts
If you want to save the speech in a file, then:
echo "This is a test" | text2wave -o test.wav
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Thank you I know about festival. Doesn't work nearly as well as say. Say has a large number of voices most of which sound pretty good. Pronunciation is much more realistic and it's not monotone like festival is. I used festival before and was never satisfied with it and it hasn't really gotten any better since I used it 8 years ago. But thank you anyway.


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